Altair recently signed an MoU with the International Centre for Automotive Technology of India (ICAT) in Manesar. ICAT is an organisation set up under the aegis of the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP), and the Government of India in the areas of automotive testing, certification and R&D services.
The MoU states co-operation between the two entities for addressing the simulation and testing needs of the existing and emerging mobility industry. Altair envisions application of its simulation technologies for traction motors of Electric Vehicles (motor drives or controls), Automated Driver Assistance System (ADAS) enabling technology, optimisation driven design technology and processes for both e-mobility and the conventional vehicles industry.
The MoU intends to set-up a joint working arrangement to realise their respective visions with the help of mutual support and co-operation. ICAT and Altair endeavour to jointly promote, develop and offer training, competency building solutions, technologies and practices to the industry, which allows each of the entities to utilise their capabilities and strengths in a synergetic way to address the combined needs of simulation & testing for the industry.
Similarly, expressing his views about the MoU, Brett Chouinard, President & COO, Altair, cited, “This MoU between Altair and ICAT, brings the best of simulation and testing services expertise, which the industry can leverage, be it established OEMs or emerging startups, for faster time-to-market and higher quality for their products. We, at Altair, look forward to a strong and healthy association.”
Speaking on the occasion of signing of the MoU, Dinesh Tyagi, Director of ICAT, said, “Altair has agreed to leverage ICAT as a testing and development agency. Apart from joint promotional events, Altair will also provide assistance to ICAT on projects related to structural design simulation and performance optimisation.”